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“Familiar dishes with a twist”
Review of House

House
Ranked #1,663 of 11,201 Restaurants in Singapore
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Tanglin
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This restaurant is meant to be fun. Located in a greener corner of Dempsey Hill - lush surroundings, eclectic décor, although all these steps are not too friendly for handicapped customers! The food is well-executed familiar dishes with a twist (skinny pizzas, unusual salads, wagyu spring rolls, all kinds of fries, etc). Wait staff used to be snobs, but service has improved when we last went there. Overall, a comfortable place I would happily return to occasionally, but nothing out of the ordinary.

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1  Thank Lam N
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Went for dinner after spotting an article that this place server gourmet fries.

1. Location - At the near end of dempsey hill, not too brightly lighted and went it through the back door (which shares with the SPA)

2. Service - since it was still slightly early for dinner, they were plenty of space and the staff was fast to spot us and ushered us to our seat (made a reservation prior). The waitress was clear to explain some of the items in the menu.

3. Food - tried the Seafood Bisque, probably too heavy on the pernod to my liking, but pretty much the same as what other fine dinning would serve. For mains, the missus took the Roasted Barramudi and i took the Hanger Steak, very well served and pleasant to the eye. Taste wise, it was nice and well seasoned. Definitely recommend this.

4. Fries - tried the Truffle Fries, aromatic fragrance of the Truffle oil was well balanced and was nicely placed in a serving tray.

overall a nice place for a special occasion.

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1  Thank joel_low
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

A nice restaurant in Dempsey Hill. Great location and nice views. Busy when we were there. Menu mediocre, nothing spectacular. Food not bad...the service AWFUL. The management haven't got a grip of the service at all. There is chaos and the poor staff have absolutely no direction. There were 6 of us including two children. The food came in drips and drabs. Both the kids ordered the sliders (burgers). One came with the pizza. After another 15 minutes or so, another couple of dishes arrived, after repeated chasing, the other burger came. Finally, after about half an hour, and when everyone else had finished, the final dish arrived. It actually tasted OK but the whole experience was off putting having to eat on one's own!! The waiter did not once apologise and didn't really care that we all ate at different times!! The management should be ashamed of the service standards and the quality of their staff. This place is obviously a victim of its own success. No one cares that the service is bad and disorganised. The staff carry on as it nothing is wrong and the worse part, I guess is that most of the customers accept this appalling service. If you don't mind eating so so food in a busy chaotic environment with inexperienced waiting staff and management who don't really care!! We did try their churozz. My advice is to give it a miss. Smooth and not ridged (they are ridged so they hold the chocolate). The chocolate sauce was miserly and was diluted milk chocolate with added vanilla. All in all not a great end to the meal!! Would I go back...not even if someone else was paying!!!

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Reviewed 12 March 2014

Went here for lunch with friends and the service and food was immaculate! Would recommend this for breakfast/lunch or dinner!! :)

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Reviewed 23 February 2014

HOUSE is a huge eatery packed to the gills with "ladies who lunch" and all kinds of wannabes, including the usual motley group of expats, beautiful people, not-so-beautiful ones who think that by being there, they will look beautiful too. The menu consists of mainly Western dishes that are rather pedestrian and over-priced. If you don't know any better, you'd think you've found a mother lode of a restaurant but then many clueless people are quite happy to accept mediocre food, horrific, impersonal service and what not, so who am I to criticize? I had the braised pork shoulder rigatoni. No wow factor but I survived the meal, so there it goes. And I won't go again, for sure. Not my kind of house.

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